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Publication Citation: Measurements of Heat and Combustion Products in Reduced-Scale Ventilation-Limited Compartment Fires

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Author(s): Matthew F. Bundy; Anthony P. Hamins; Erik L. Johnsson; Sung C. Kim; Gwon Ko; David B. Lenhert;
Title: Measurements of Heat and Combustion Products in Reduced-Scale Ventilation-Limited Compartment Fires
Published: July 01, 2007
Abstract: A series of new reduced-scale compartment fire experiments were conducted, which included local measurements of temperature and species composition. The measurements are unique to the compartment fire literature. By design, the experiments provided a comprehensive and quantitative assessment of major and minor carbonaceous gaseous species and soot at two locations in the upper layer of fire in a 2/5 scale International Organization for Standards (ISO)9705 room.
Citation: NIST TN - 1483
Keywords: compartment fires; heat products; combustion products; ventilation; enclosures; burners; heat release rate; temperature; velocity; soot; heat flux; fuels; fire spread; doors; construction materials; carbon balance method; combustion efficiency; chemical analysis; thermocouples; probes; gas chromatography
Research Areas: Fire Protection Technologies, Building and Fire Research